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Connecting scan n sew

My computer is not recognising the scan'n sew. I have a new computer which does not have the nine pin serial port so i got a Serial port to USB adapter still is does not work. Does it have anything to do with the communication settings? Or is the adapter not suitable

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Re: Connecting scan n sew

Adpoter on that aint suitable maby they make a parelle pci card u could use

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